Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday night arrived in New York, USA to attend the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
A VVIP chartered flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the PM and her entourage landed at JFK International Airport here at about 10:25 pm New York time.
Bangladesh Ambassador-designate in Washington Muhammad Imran and Bangladesh Permanent Representative to the UN Muhammad Abdul Muhith received her at the airport.
Earlier, she left London for New York after attending the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. The flight carrying her departed from London Stansted International Airport at 8pm local time.
During her stay in New York, Sheikh Hasina will also attend some important events and meet leaders on the sidelines of the UNGA.
On September 20, Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to attend the reception to be hosted by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, the opening session of 77th UNGA debate, the reception to be hosted by US president Joe Biden and an event titled ‘the UNGA Platform of Women Leaders.’
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She will have separate meetings with Slovenian President Borut Pahor and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee Filippo Grandi on the same day.
On September 21, the PM will join a high-level event on sustainable housing (which will be co-hosted by Bangladesh, Botswana, Slovak Republic and UN Habitat) and Global Crisis Response Group (GCRG) Champions’ Meeting, and open a photo exhibition on Padma Bridge at the UNHQs.
She will have separate bilateral meetings with Kosovo President Dr Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu and Ecuador President Guillermo Lasso Mendoza on the same day.
Besides, WEF Executive Director Professor Schwab Klaus and UN Under-Secretary-General (USG, OHRLLS) Rabab Fatima will separately pay courtesy calls on Sheikh Hasina on September 21.
On September 22, the Bangladesh premier is scheduled to join a breakfast meeting on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), high-level event on Rohingya issue and a high level policy roundtable with the US-Bangladesh joint business council.
She will have a bilateral meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and two separate meetings with IOM Director General Antonio Vitorino, and ICC prosecutors Nick Klegg and Karim Khan on the same day.
On September 23, the Prime Minister will deliver her address at the 77th UNGA general debate.
Besides, she will join a civic reception accorded to her by the expatriate Bangladeshis on September 24.
Then she will leave New York for Washington DC and will stay there till October 02.
Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to return home in the early hours of October 04 after a short stopover in London on her way from Washington.
Earlier, Hasina arrived in London on September 15 on an official visit to the United Kingdom mainly to attend the Queen’s funeral and the new king’s ascension reception.
The PM is scheduled to return home in the early hours of October 4 after a short stopover in London on her way from Washington.